License Terms

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Except where otherwise permitted, all content (e.g., text, images, videos) on Atmospedia is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA) license. View a copy of the CC-BY-SA license here. By editing or otherwise contributing to a wiki that uses the CC BY-SA license, you agree to license any text you change or contribute under the CC BY-SA license. Atmospedia administrators adopted this license for the wiki to be in line with Wikipedia and other popular wikis online.

Wikis Using the CC BY-SA license

To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users editing or otherwise contributing to wikis that use the CC BY-SA license agree to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely for any purpose, including commercial use, in accordance with the CC BY-SA license. Such use is allowed where attribution is given and the same freedom to re-use and re-distribute applies to any derivative works of the contributions.

Commercial Use Waiver

When contributing to Atmospedia, you hereby waive any restrictions on the commercial use of your work or any subsequent derivative works.

Remember that anyone who uses content on Atmospedia must share the content under the same terms (i.e., CC BY-SA) and also properly attribute all authors.

No Royalties Clause

By contributing to Atmospedia, you agree that you will not be paid monetarily for your contributions either now or in the future.

Background: Atmospedia is a volunteer, non-commercial wiki which does not have the resources to financially pay authors for their works. That being said, we do encourage you to be formally recognized as an Atmospedia contributor so that you can cite your contribution efforts on your CV and as professional service to the community.

Importing External Text and Media

If you want to provide contributions in which you do not own or control the copyright, you may only do so if you originally received such contributions under terms that are compatible with the CC BY-SA license. If you import text under a compatible license that requires attribution, you must, in a reasonable fashion (including by one of the attribution methods described below), credit the author(s).

It must also be made clear that Atmospedia does not endorse in any way the content that is imported.


As a contributor, you agree that being attributed in any of the following fashions satisfies the attribution requirements of the license applicable to your contribution to a wiki: a) attribution through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the article or articles you contributed to, b) attribution through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on this website, or c) attribution through a list of all authors. Any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions.

Re-using and Citing Atmospedia Content

Atmospedia uses the CC BY-SA license. It is your responsibility to understand and adhere to that license. Text from external sources may attach additional attribution requirements to the work beyond what is described on this page.

When re-using Atmospedia content, you must provide attribution to the authors using one of the attribution methods described in the section above titled “Attribution.”

Attribution example when re-using Atmospedia content on your own website or in a class:

This (article, paper, slide, etc.) uses material from the “PAGE TITLE” article from and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA) license. (LIST OUT OR LINK TO AUTHORS).

Attribution example when re-using Atmospedia content in a journal article or the peer-reviewed literature:

List Authors. Name of Article Being Cited. (Date accessed)

You are strongly encouraged to save an offline copy of the page accessible by a DOI using Zenodo (or another similar service) since pages may be changed or deleted at any time without warning.

Off-wiki content (for example, emails, IRC chats, off-wiki forums, conference content, etc.) should not be assumed to be released under this license if this is not explicitly stated.


If there is any inconsistency between these terms and any translation into other languages, the English language version takes precedence.